Blessed with rivers and seven waterfalls, Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary
(formerly known as Mambukal Mountain Resort) sits on the foot of Mt. Kanlaon, an active volcano in Murcia. The nature mountain resort in Negros Occidental
is owned and managed by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental and was constructed according to the natural terrain of the place. Located 1,200 feet above sea level, this tourist spot in Negros Occidental is a fantastic haven for Bacolodnons and tourists, even during summer. Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary, which started as a bathhouse and picnic garden, is now a go-to vacation spot for the Negrenses.
Take comfort and rest in the lush forested area, adventure, and trek to the 7th Falls, or dip at the resort’s hot sulfuric pool. With nature’s therapeutic advantages, spending time away from the city with the family is a much-deserved treat. Read on to see the activities and picturesque views Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary
1. There are thrilling activities for adrenaline junkies.
Fly across the boating lagoon of Mambukal on its zip line attraction.
Image: Wilna Ligaya Sobrepena
At an affordable price, tourists at this mountain resort in Negros Occidental can enjoy adrenaline-packed activities, like the 200-meter zip line, wall-climbing, and canopy walk. You can challenge yourself and your friends with the ascending path at Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary through the hanging bridge or see who can climb the fastest. You need to burn that grilled pork barbeque you ate during lunch! There is also something for those who like to commune with nature: set up a tent at the resort’s designated camping grounds and disconnect with the trees.
You can test your endurance and trek up to the 7th Falls.
The stunning seven waterfalls will take your adventure to the next level.
Image: Mico Bautista
At Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary, connecting and being one with nature can let you destress and boost your health. Trekking up to the 7th waterfall will test your endurance, and once you’ve reached the spot, you will be rewarded with a cold atmosphere and the relaxing sound of falling water. Keep your ears and eyes wide open at this mountain resort in Negros Occidental; you can see some bats and hear indigenous birds hanging from tall trees on the way to the 7th Falls. You can also experience forest bathing at Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary, a method of being calm and quiet among the trees while breathing deeply as you take a break from your ascending walk on the mountain resort.
A tour guide familiar with the passage will escort groups that want to visit the 7th Falls at this tourist spot in Negros Occidental
. Some would do a stopover and cliff dive or plunge on the 6th Falls. Proper trekking attire is a must-bring when at Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary since slippers are forbidden during the hike. If the weather is gloomy, trekking is sometimes not allowed.
Enjoy local cuisine on the river at “Kaon ta sa Suba”.
A bamboo raft on the river serves as the deck where guests can eat and enjoy local food.
Image: Provincial Government of Negros Occidental
A hearty Filipino lunch greets the day tour guests at the river at this mountain resort in Negros Occidental. “Kaon Ta Sa Suba” (let’s eat on the river) is a new attraction at Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary; it lets you feast on native cuisine while enjoying the scenery and the cool breeze under the trees. Situated on the river, guests can dip their feet in the river’s water, bringing them back to the joys of the past—when Negrenses ate with their feet soaking in the cold, gushing river. This package includes the entrance fee, lunch buffet, and access to swimming and dipping pools at this new attraction of Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary.
Relax at the resort’s hot sulfuric pools and gardens.
To get the right temperature of the water, the hot spring is mixed with the cold spring water.
Image: Negros Occidental Tourism Division Facebook page
Feeling cold? Take a dip at the Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary’s hot sulfuric pool (PhP100) and have the rejuvenating effect from the minerals and sulfur of Mambukal’s natural spring water. Children can also enjoy the two swimming pools (PhP50) and see the beautiful bugs and butterflies in the butterfly garden (PhP20). Going to this tourist spot in Negros Occidental can let you experience boating while enjoying the lush view of the trees surrounding the lagoon at this mountain resort in Negros Occidental. Let the river’s water flow into your soul at Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary if you want something natural and fresh.
Another relaxing attraction of the resort is the Ishiwata Bath House, which offers Japanese-style bathing where guests can have privacy while relaxing. The bathhouse was built by Kokichi Ishiwata in 1927 before the resort was even established. To provide solitude to the bathers, it is divided into five cubicles.
After a day of adventure, rest in the resort’s rooms.
These rooms are available at a budget-friendly price.
Image: MaggieAlnin Melgarejo Makilan
Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary’s rooms offer different affordable accommodations for family and barkada (a group of friends) sizes. For groups of four, Villa Rooms (PhP2,000 to PhP3,000) have verandas that show the views of the nature mountain resort in Negros Occidental. This tourist spot in Negros Occidental have also cottages to offer! Family Cottages (PhP5,000) can accommodate up to 10 people and have their own barbeque pit featuring a view of the boating lagoon. For budgeted guests going to Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary, LGU Cottages (PhP1,500 to PhP2,500) include a kitchenette and veranda suitable for six people.
Have a little road trip and head to the nearest vacation haven at the foot of the mountain. With the natural sceneries and fresh air, you’re bound to refresh and have a sweet time at Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary.
September 2023 Update: Zipline, wall climbing, canopy walk, camping, boating, Ishiwata bath house, and Kaon Ta Sa Suba are no longer available. Their food park, however, is open for dine-in.
Mambukal Mountain Resort & Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Brgy. Minoyan, Murcia, Negros Occidental. The entrance fees are PhP80 (for kids) and PhP140 (for adults). The resort is open from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday to Sunday. Please note that walk-ins are not allowed. You can have your reservations ahead by calling this number: 0909 9769988 / 0961 7579710 or email at email@example.com.
This article was initially published in Yoorekka on December 17, 2019.
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